A good friend recently asked: “What crystal should I get if I am just starting out on my spiritual path?”
Well….. I have to ask a question in return!
Do you know
love? What do you know about love? Is love a big or little part of your life?
Ok, so that was several questions and I will need to explain why love is so important.
The spiritual path starts with love. To get on the spiritual path, a person needs to make a series of choices that show he or she knows love. There is a lead up to the moment of spiritual opening. Love is the lead. Love is the fire-wall that ensures that only persons with love can rise to spiritual attainment. Because spiritual life involves a much greater connection with the higher self, the soul, and God's universe in the higher dimensions, love is a prerequisite. Would connecting with the soul be possible for someone that does not choose love? The short answer is: no! Would you want persons, who would not be willing to choose love, to be wielding the energies of the soul? Love, then, is the key to finding your way onto the spiritual path. There is no compromise here.
The best crystal for empowering a person with love is Rose Quartz. Rose Quartz is the self-love stone. It is not intended for projecting love out into the world. It is not for placing a force field of love around your body. It is not directly a healing crystal. It works to strengthen the love you have within. It combines the love that you have within with the love of divine origin. The resulting combined love is a new and higher vibration of love that then becomes available to you. Being a higher vibration, it raises your vibration and raises the love vibration you have. Rose Quartz is the stone to boost your love and solidify your place on the spiritual journey.
There are many other stones that would be beneficial for the newly-minted devotee. Primary among these would be six-sided clear Quartz points and Smoky Quartz. First, clear Quartz brings in the full spectrum of divine light frequencies. Consider that the purpose of the spiritual path is to bring you to enlightenment. Ever-so-simple, to be enlightened, you need light frequencies. Second, Smoky Quartz works to open the base chakra for the release of the soul-seed light, which marks the official beginning of the spiritual path. It is the initiate’s stone for raising the kundalini. The base chakra, soul-seed, and Smoky Quartz are covered in detail in my books.
So, the answer to the question of which crystals to get first is: Rose Quartz, Clear Quartz points, and Smoky Quartz.